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Fan Theories About 'The Powerpuff Girls' That Just Might Be True

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Fighting evil and saving the world is a tough job, but in the world of The Powerpuff Girls, three superpowered elementary school girls find it to be a surprisingly easy task. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup comprise the Powerpuff Girls, a colorful, playful, monster-bashing task force. The secret behind their superpowers? They were created in a lab by their quirky scientist dad, Professor Utonium, with a little help from an extra ingredient - Chemical X.

When it comes to the world of The Powerpuff Girls, the show itself is a '90s fever dream filled with characters that were inspired by magical girls, sci-fi mega-minds, and even the Devil himself. The show explained little outside of the world immediately revolving around the daily events of the girls, but fan theories about The Powerpuff Girls and their characters have attempted to pick up the slack.

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    The City Of Townsville Is A Military Testing Facility For Chemical X Creations 

    In a militant view of the City of Townsville and its inhabitants, Redditor /u/SnowGryphon claims that the city itself is just a testing site being used to train their superweapons - the Powerpuff Girls. Taking into account the fact that the Mayor seems to be woefully incompetant and that the evil entities seem to only appear in the City of Townsville, it would make sense that the city is a specially sanctioned area to test Chemical X. On top of this, its citizens don't show any interest in moving, even though it is constantly beset by monsters, which seems odd considering Citiesville is nearby and not under nearly as much duress.

    If all goes well in the testing of their chemically created superheroes, the military is sure to produce more of them.

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    The Professor Chose Girls For A Moral Reason

    Professor Utonium's decision to create girls instead of boys was a moral decision. According to Redditor /u/worstpone, the reason why is in the ingredients.

    As the nursery rhyme goes, little girls are made of sugar, spice, and everything nice, which are fairly simple ingredients. On the other hand, little boys are made of snakes, snails, and puppy dog tails. Since the latter would involve hurting living creatures, the Professor chose to go with the alternative.

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    The Girls Are Just Normal Kids Who Are Playing Pretend

    An interesting fan theory suggests that the events that happen within the show are entirely fabricated within the minds of the three little girls. Everything from Professor Utonium being a super-scientist to the girls having superpowers is an illusion projected by them.

    In reality, the Professor is a pharmaceutical engineer, the evil villain Mojo Jojo is the half-brother of the triplets, and the Mayor of Townsville is their grandfather. HIM, the androgynous devil, is the girl's gay uncle, whom Professor Utonium has shunned from the family for being "ungodly," which is why they don't refer to "him" by name. 

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    Professor Utonium Is Samurai Jack From An Alternate Timeline

    In the eyes of a few of the fans, Professor Utonium looks strikingly similar to another character from the creator of The Powerpuff Girls, Jack from Samurai Jack. This, along with some of the places from The Powerpuff Girls popping up in the Samurai Jack series, has brought them to the conclusion the Professor and Jack are the same character from different universal timelines. 

    To elaborate, when it came time to defeat Aku, there's one version of Jack that defeated him, and one that didn't. The timeline where Jack didn't defeat Aku became the Samurai Jack timeline, and the one where he did became the Powerpuff Girls timeline. When Jack defeated the evil entity, he became a scientist and bottled up Aku into the form of Chemical X, which was later dispersed into the three separate personalities of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup.